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Operation Red Sea (2018)

Hong hai xing dong (original title)
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PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

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Dante Lam (as Lin Chaoxian)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yi Zhang ... Yang Rui
Johnny Huang ... Gu Shun (as Huang Jingyu)
Hai-Qing Hai-Qing ... Xia Nan
Jiang Du ... Xu Hong
Luxia Jiang Luxia Jiang ... Tong Li
Sanâa Alaoui ... Ina
Fang Yin Fang Yin ... Li Dong
Yutian Wang Yutian Wang ... Zhang Tiande
Jiahao Guo ... Lu Chen (as Guo Yubin)
Henry Prince Mak ... Zhuang Yu (as Henry Mai)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Noureddine Aberdine Noureddine Aberdine ... Executionner
Nisrine Adam Nisrine Adam ... Yuna
Khalid Benchagra Khalid Benchagra ... Dr. William Parsons
Jacky Cai ... Drone pilot (as Cai Jie)
Shaune Diop Shaune Diop ... Pirate Leader
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PLA Navy Marine Corps launch a hostage rescue operation in the fictional Republic of Ihwea and undergo a fierce battle with rebellions and terrorism.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Country:

China | Morocco | Hong Kong

Language:

Mandarin | Arabic | English

Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Operation Red Sea See more »

Filming Locations:

Morocco See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$436,059, 25 February 2018

Gross USA:

$1,543,547

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$579,220,560
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DTS (DTS: X)| Dolby Atmos | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Principal photography began in mid February 2017 in Morocco and employed 400 Moroccans and 300 Chinese as part of the technical crew group. See more »

Goofs

During a firefight, a stick of four hand grenades fastened together explodes and throws 4 car frames into the air. It is impossible for so much mass to be moved even by the explosion of 4 grenades. See more »

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Incredibly amazing action sequences
17 February 2018 | by TheBigSickSee all my reviews

Actually, most of the film is just above average, and the score would be like 7/10. However, the action sequences between Minute 100 and Minute 120 are incredibly brutal, realistic, bloody, traumatizing and unbearable, and are among the finest action scenes I've ever seen. Thus, I would give the film a 8.5/10 overall rating.

Similar to the Chris Nolan's "Dunkirk" and the action flick "Operation Mekong" in 2016, also directed by Dante Lam, this film "Operation Red Sea" sacrifices plot and character development for action, and fortunately it works. The cinematography, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects, action choreography, original score and production design are just speechless. The film borrows ideas from several Hollywood blockbusters, such as the moral debate in "Saving Private Ryan", the special force fights of "Black Hawk Down", the war scenes at "Hacksaw Ridge", the tank battles from "Patton" and most importantly "American Sniper"'s sniping sequences.


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